Police: Inmate attacked Oshkosh correctional officer with “make-shift” knife


OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) – A correctional officer at the Wisconsin Correctional Facility in Oshkosh was injured when he was attacked by an inmate, according to police and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

It happened Oct. 11, according to DOC spokesperson Tristan Cook.

Oshkosh Police say the 37-year-old correctional staffer was escorting a 49-year-old inmate at the prison when the inmate attacked him with a “make-shift” knife.

Correctional staff were able to subdue the inmate.

The correctional officer was taken to Mercy Hospital for non-life threatening injuries to his arm.

Police have referred a charge of battery by an inmate to the District Attorney’s Office.

The unit where the assault happened has been placed on temporary lockdown during the investigation.